Ernesto Tamayo

  • The Hatch Act, Social Media, and You

    by - Oct 7, 2016
    With five weeks left to this (god awful) presidential campaign cycle, its important for Fed’s to remember some of the rules that apply to us, especially when it comes to politics in the workplace. Most Federal...
  • Another Employee Engagement Post…

    by - Jun 20, 2016
    Do you ever get tired of buzzwords being thrown callously around by people who probably are using them way too often? Can’t think of an example? Let me help you…try employee engagement…a term used by every...
  • 7 Signs That You Suck at Being a Manager

    by - Apr 13, 2016
    There are a lot of supervisors and managers in various fields and industries who were at some point or another, great individual contributors, and then were promoted into a supervisory or managerial position (and expected to...
  • Mississippi Is Wrong…

    by - Apr 6, 2016
    Yesterday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed into a law a bill allowing religious groups and private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people under the guise of protecting religious freedom. I’ll cut to...
  • Don’t Be a Policy Thumper!

    by - Apr 5, 2016
    Policies are not meant to manage your organization, you are! Have you ever received a request from an employee, and deferred to policy? While this may not necessarily be the wrong thing to do…I wouldn’t call...
  • @HRCertInstitute vs. @SHRM – The Battle For HR Certification Supremacy Continues

    by - Jan 29, 2016
    Okay, here’s my full disclaimer: I was not a fan of the decision by SHRM to divest itself of its partnership with HRCI over the certifications for HR professionals. Frankly, I think they placed a lot...
  • Ernie’s HR Project…2015 in review

    by - Dec 31, 2015
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2015. If it were...
  • Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015

    by - Nov 29, 2015
    If you’re a veteran with a service-connected disability, you now have one more reason to consider becoming a federal civilian employee (or Federali as I like to call them). On November 5th, 2015, President Obama signed...
  • Labor Day 2015 – Make It Count!

    by - Sep 7, 2015
    Happy Monday Everyone! Today is Labor Day, the official day to remember the contributions that the American worker has made to the growth and development of our country. You, however, may know Labor Day as the...
  • 3 Tips To Smoothen Your Performance Appraisal Meetings

    by - Aug 13, 2015
      It’s that time of the year again! Performance Appraisal Season! Depending on your particular employment experience, this may be a dreadful time for both manager’s and employee’s alike; or the opposite may be true (beauty...